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Bert L. Wilson

District Court Judge

Appointed in 1981

Born May 22, 1921, at Flaxton, N.D. Graduate of Bowbells High School. Attended Valley City State College, Bismarck State College, University of North Dakota with General Business major; L.L.B. and J.D. University of North Dakota. Lt.j.g. U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II; served in both theaters of war; D-Day at Normandy, Rhineland; ended service in Okinawa. In general practice with father in Bowbells and practiced law in Burke County for 30 years. Burke County State's Attorney 1953-1978. County Judge of Increased Jurisdiction of Williams County 1979-1981. Appointed District Judge November 30, 1981, by Governor Allen I. Olson. Elected 1982 and 1988. Retired 1991. Served as a Surrogate Judge 1991-2000. Member, Lutheran Church, American Legion, Lions, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Eastern Star, State and National Bar, Judicature Society. Married Beatrice Aune in 1946. Five children: Nancy McCann, Shelley Kilgore, James, Tammy Post, and Thomas.